HOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics

Preserved LocomotivesEngineering developments on the Esk Valley Line

From Middlesbrough in Cleveland to Whitby in North Yorkshire

My Archive Steam Photos from the 1960s

*

* Doc Brown's Science Website biology chemistry physics *

*


The Network Rail new railway bridge at Castleton Moor Station, 2018

New Network Rail built railway bridge at Castleton Moor station 2018 bottom of Langburn’s Bank close to Castleton Moor Moor station on the Esk Valley Line North Yorkshire

In March, 2018, a skip wagon struck the rail-over road bridge at the bottom of Langburn’s Bank close to Castleton Moor station on the Esk Valley Line.

This vehicle impact inflicted significant damage to the bridge and caused the track to be dislodged.

Since this incident, Network Rail has install a brand new steel girder bridge deck to the structure, and also installed piles into the abutments to strengthen the embankment and bridge supports.

 


Laying new track between Danby, Castleton Moor and Commondale Stations - February 2021

Network Rail has upgraded sections of track on the Esk Valley line, which date back to the 1940’s, to bring smoother journeys for passengers travelling between Middlesbrough and Whitby.

hopper wagons Class 70 locomotive 70815 Colas Rail freight Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

The track laying train was hauled down the Esk valley Line by Colas Rail Freight Class 70 diesel locomotive 70815

 

Class 70 locomotive 70802 Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

At the western end of the back the track laying train was backed up by Class 70 locomotive 70802, which presumably will haul the train away when the work is complete.

 

Old 1940s track sleepers Relaying new track Network Rail Castleton Moor station 2020 Esk Valley Line

A section of the old 1940s track at Castleton Moor Station - well splintered sleepers.

The old track has been lifted and replaced over 1.5 miles of track on sections of the line between Commondale, Castleton Moor and Danby.

 

preparing to remove old track Relaying new track Network Rail Castleton Moor station 2020 Esk Valley Line

 

Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

The ballast – stones which support the track – and the wooden sleepers have been replaced as part of the £2.7million project.

Preparing the old track prior to removal.

 

Class 70 70815 Relaying new track Network Rail Park Wood Castleton Moor station 2020 Esk Valley Line

Class 70 70815 Relaying new track Network Rail Park Wood Castleton Moor station February 2020 Esk Valley Line

 

Colas Rail Freight Class 70 locomotive 70815 pushing the track laying train along Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

Colas Rail Freight Class 70 locomotive 70815 pushing the track laying train along.

Some of the track replaced was installed in the mid-1940’s and upgrading has brought smoother, more reliable journeys for passengers.

 

process of laying down the track at Castleton Moor Station Relaying new track Network Rail 2020 Esk Valley Line

The process of laying down the track at Castleton Moor Station.

 

Balfour Beatty FEA-D high-output tracklaying system machine Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

This Balfour Beatty high-output tracklaying system can complete an amazing average of 200 yards of track per hour, including laying up to 12 steel or concrete sleepers per minute before threading the rails into place!!!

The Balfour Beatty FEA-D swl 6000 kgs track laying machine

 

gantry unit that runs up and down the whole train to collect concrete sleepers Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

This machine has a gantry unit that runs up and down the whole train to collect concrete sleepers before loading them onto the conveyor at the far end - amazing to watch its 'high speed' to and fro runs!

 

Sleeper carriers to replenish the track laying machine. Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

Sleeper carriers to replenish the track laying machine.

 

Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

 

new track  Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

The new track -  It will also reduce the amount of maintenance work which is required along the route.

These improvements to the track follow work carried out earlier between Lealholm and Danby stations.

 

Castleton Moor station, all new track laid down Relaying new track Network Rail Danby Castleton Moor Commondale 2020 Esk Valley Line

All done at Castleton Moor station, all new track laid down and track bed cleaned up!

 

railway tracks at Lealholm village station Esk Valley Line, North Yorkshire, England

New track recently re-laid to replace some very old wooden sleepers.

 

*

*

Preserved LocomotivesHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's PicsMy Archive Steam Photos from the 1960s

docspics images photos photographs pictures © Dr Phil Brown * Rail Discoveries Holidays to France, Italy and Spain from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  Booking tickets for Great Railway Journey luxury Rail Trip holidays Train travel in Europe Rail holidays from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  to the USA & Canada luxury train through the Rocky Mountain Canadian rail railway holidays through the Rockies US Cities by train from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments   Continental rail holidays to France Germany Italy Austria Switzerland Glacier Express Treyn Holidays from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  from Eurostar to Paris Brussels Avignon Turin Turino Rome Roma Florence Firenze TGV fast trains Railway travel holidays special steam excursions from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  great steam heritage line and offers luxury Pullman coach dining trains Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  Travelling by train always seems a pleasure, especially if through wonderful scenery  to Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  in England, Scotland, Wales or on holiday in the rest of Europe! The railway trip from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  involves seeing or travelling behind a 'real' steam locomotive in action and there is nothing like the sight and sounds of a steam train to invoke feelings of nostalgia in some of us to Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  even more luxury by having a special trip out on a steam dining train! England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland top class hotels in Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  dining out travel tours top tourist destinations tourist information on Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  weekend breaks mini-breaks family holidays restaurants touring coach trips from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  continental tours cruise ships pleasure cruises summer breaks spring breaks continental winter breaks European winter holidays spring holidays summer holidays European Rail tours Railway travel holidays special steam excursions from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  A great steam heritage line and offers luxury Pullman coach dining trains European Rail tours US and Canadian Railway travel holidays special steam excursions to Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  A great steam heritage line and offers luxury Pullman coach dining trains Travelling by train from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  always seems a pleasure, especially if through wonderful scenery either in England, Scotland, Wales or on holiday in the rest of the railways of Europe! The railway trip involves seeing or travelling behind a 'real' steam locomotive or heritage diesel in action on a special trip from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  Booking Eurostar Continental Rail Travel Tour Tickets Stuttgart Brussels Eurostar Brussels from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  by TGV to Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International Stratford International, St Pancras International Paris Gare du Nord Paris Gare de Lyon Paris Gare de L'est Paris Gare Montparnasse by Eurostar from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments  London to Paris, Eurostar London - Brussels Eurostar London to Lille deals bargain city breaks Great Railway Journey holidays in Italy, Spain and France by TGV booking from Network Rail Esk Valley Line engineering developments



Good trainspotting 'TRAINSPOTS' Good trainspotting and photographic locations  Barnetby Station, North Lincolnshire  *  Carlisle Station  *  Clapham Junction Station, London  *  Colton Junction, south of York  * Coventry Crewe Station  *  Doncaster Station, South Yorkshire  * Grantham * Hellifield station - Carlisle to Settle line * Lancaster station  * Newcastle Station  *  Northallerton Station  *  Nuneaton Station  *  Sheffield Station  *  Stratford Station, East London * Tamworth * Warrington Bank Quay station * Wigan North Western - WCML York Station

See other TOPS classes * Class 01 * Class 02 * Class 03 * Class 04 * Class 08 * Class 09 * Class 10 * Class 11 * Class 14 * Class 20 * Class 24 * Class 25 * Class 26 * Class 27 * Class 31 * Class 33 * Class 35 * Class 37 * Class 40 * Class 43 * Class 44 * Class 45 * Class 47 * Class 50 * Class 52 * Class 55 * Class 56 * Class 57 * Class 58 Class 60 * Class 66 * Class 67 * Class 68 * Class 70 * Class 71 * Class 73 * Class 76 * Class 77 * Class 86 * Class 87 * Class 88 * Class 90 * Class 91 * Class 92 * Derby Lightweight * Class 101 * Class 108 * Class 114 * Class 117 * Class 120 * Class 121 * Class 122 * Class 127 * Class 141 * Class 142 * Class 144 * Class 150 * Class 153 * Class 155 * Class 156 * Class 158 * Class 159 * Class 165 * Class 166 * Class 170 * Class 172 * Class 175 * Class 180 * Class 185 * Class 195 * Class 220 * Class 221 * Class 222 * Class 252 * Class 313 * Class 315 * Class 317 * Class 319 * Class 320 * Class 321 * Class 322 * Class 323 * Class 325 * Class 331 * Class 332 * Class 333 * Class 334 * Class 350 * Class 357 * Class 360 * Class 365 * Class 373 * Class 375 * Class 376 * Class 377 * Class 378 * Class 379 * Class 380 * Class 387 * Class 390 * Class 395 * Class 414 * Class 423 * Class 442 * Class 444 * Class 450 * Class 455 * Class 458 * Class 460 * Class 465 * Class 466 * Class 489 * Class 507/508 * Class 700 * Class 800 * Class 801 * Class 802 * Class 3000 *

INDEX of My IMAGES OF PRESERVED STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

TOP OF PAGE